Greta Thunberg Awarded With €1,000,000 Climate Change Prize
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has won the Gulbenkian Prize For Humanity, which comes with a €1,000,000 award.
The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity is an annual honor given for “contributions to mitigation and adaptation to climate change.”
The 17-year-old climate justice campaigner has vowed to donate all of the prize money to “organizations and projects that are fighting for a sustainable world.”
“We’re In A Climate Emergency”
“I’m extremely honoured to receive the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity,” shared Thunberg on her Instagram page.
“We’re in a climate emergency, and my foundation will as quickly as possible donate all the prize money of 1 million Euros to support organizations and projects that are fighting for a sustainable world, defending nature and supporting people already facing the worst impacts of the climate- and ecological crisis — particularly those living in the Global South.
Thunberg announced that the first donation will be of €100.000 to the SOS Amazonia Campaign led by Fridays For Future Brasil.
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Thunberg was one of 136 nominees for the Gulbenkian Prize, and was agreed upon as the winner by a Grand Jury of internationally renowned specialists.
“Her Tenacious Struggle”
“The way Greta Thunberg has been able to mobilize younger generations for the cause of climate change and her tenacious struggle to alter a status quo that persists, makes her one of the most remarkable figures of our days, said Jorge Sampaio, Chair of the Grand Jury of the award.
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